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The poetry home repair manual : practical advice for beginning poets / Ted Kooser.

Kooser, Ted. (Author).
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  • 3 of 4 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 4 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Alexandria-Monroe Public Library - Alexandria 808.1 KOO (Text) 37521529433056 AMPL Adult Nonfiction Available -
Brownstown Public Library - Brownstown 808.1 K82 (Text) 79361000032453 Adult Nonfiction - Literature & Poetry Available -
Jefferson County Public Library - Madison 808.1 KOO (Text) 39391005655681 Non-Fiction Checked out 10/20/2016
Westfield Washington Public Library - Westfield 808.1 KOOSER (Text) 78292000226720 Adult Non-Fiction Book Collection Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0803227698 (alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9780803227699 (alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: xii, 163 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, c2005.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. [159]-163).
Formatted Contents Note: A Poet's Job Description -- Writing for Others -- First Impressions -- Don't Worry about the Rules -- Rhyming, Ham Cubes, Prose Poems -- Writing about Feelings -- Can You Read Your Poem through Your Poem? -- Writing from Memory -- Working with Detail -- Controlling Effects through Careful Choices -- Fine-Tuning Metaphors and Similes -- Relax and Wait.
Summary, etc.: Provides tools and insights, the instructions that poets - aspiring or practicing - can use to hone their craft, perhaps into art. This title presents the critical relationship between poet and reader, which is fundamental to what the author believes is poetry's ultimate purpose: to reach other people and touch their hearts.
Subject: Poetry > Authorship.

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